News: conferences, events and seminars


This page contains details of conferences, events and seminars either organised and run by SLSA members or of interest to them.

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2020

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2021

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Poisoned Air: Are Courts the Antidote?, London

Inequality within International Tax, Copenhagen: call for papers

SeNSS Socio-Legal Conference: Using quantitative methods in socio-legal research, Colchester

Lay Participation in Criminal Proceedings, London

Lawyers in Society: A celebration of the work of Philip Lewis and his legacy, Oxford

TLI Discussion on Medicine, Expertise and Liability, London

Supporting Law Students in 2020 and Beyond: Exploring the why, what and how, Leeds

Science and Justice: The family courts, London

The People versus Jack the Ripper with Michael Mulford, London

British Academy of Forensic Sciences Friends Annual Dinner, London

International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law – IRSL 2021, Rome, Italy: call for papers

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

SLS-JAC-SLSA Workshop on Judicial Appointments: ‘Academics as Judges’, Coventry

SLSA Annual Conference 2020, Portsmouth

The Perennial Problem of Disclosure – A way forward?, Bristol

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples, London

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance, Gothenburg, Sweden


2020


February

Witch-branding and the Law in Jharkhand: Two-day workshop

Dates: 13–14 February 2020

Venue: National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi, India

Please see flyer for full details.

Film screening: The Oath

Date: 17 February 2020

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

See website to view trailer and book.

Fear and Hope: The revolution of individual liability in international law between justice and politics – the case of international terrorism

Date: 18 February 2020

Venue: Rendall Building, University of Liverpool

Speaker: Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala

See website for details of this free event.

UCL-KCL Environmental Law Symposium 2020

Date: 21 February 2020

Venue: UCL Laws, Bentham House, London

Please see website for details of this free Transnational Law Institute event.

CSLS Seminar Series: Looking for Law in China: Empirical Research in an Authoritarian Context

Date: 24 February 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all CSLS seminars.

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Book Colloquium: The Age of Sureveillance Capitalism

Date: 24 February 2020

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Please see website for details.

Feminist Justice? Academics and judges reflect on the feminist judgment projects

Date: 24 February 2020

Venue: Gresham College, 30 Holborn, London

See website for details. This is an Association of Women Judges event.

‘What is a War Crime? Identifying priorities for prosecution in international law’

Date: 25 February 2020

Venue: Centre for Law, Democracy and Society, Queen Mary University of London

Speakers include: Professor Tuba Inal, Dr Daniela Nadj, Dr Samir Puri, Dr Nicola Palmer and Dr Leila Ullrich

This event will discuss priorities for war crimes prosecutions. Questions to be discussed include whether the international community should be responsible for making these decisions as well as what part in the prosecution process local communities and victims should play. To save your seat, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Network Launch: Researching risk work in young lives

Date: 26 February 2020

Venue: School of Law and Social Justice Buidling, University of Liverpool

Please see website for details of this free event.

Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Constitution-making in a post-conflict environment: a socio-legal perspective of the Libyan process

Date: 27 February 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all SLDG events.

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March

CSLS Seminar Series: The poodle problem: are corporate lawyers still professionals?

Date: 2 March 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all CSLS seminars.

Liberal International Order in Trouble

Date: 2 March 2020

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Sir Adam Roberts

See website for details. A workshop on the same theme follows on 3 March 2020.

Law and Contemporary Issues: The international order under scrutiny

Date: 3 March 2020

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

See website for details. This workshop will serve as an in-depth examination of the issues outlined in Professor Sir Adam Roberts' lecture of the previous day.

Socio-Legal Discussion Group: From voluntary to forced migration: a socio-legal overview of Syrian labour in Lebanon

Date: 5 March 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all SLDG events.

Approach to Law and Legal Method: Speaker series 3 – Simon Deakin

Date: 5 March 2020

Venue: Eliot College, University of Kent, Canterbury

Theme: ‘The Use of Quantitative Method in Labour Law’

Organised by Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Kent Law School. See flyer for details.

Poisoned Air: Are Courts the Antidote?

Date: 6 March 2020

Venue: Transnational Law Institute, King's College London

See website for details of this free event.

JUSTICE Student Conference 2020

Date: 7 March 2020

Venue: The International Dispute Resolution Centre, London

See website for details 

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CSLS Seminar Series: The art of justice: reconfiguring the courtroom object

Date: 9 March 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all CSLS seminars.

Lawyers in Society: A celebration of the work of Philip Lewis and his legacy

Date: 10 March 2020

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Please see website for details. This event is organised by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Title to be confirmed

Date: 12 March 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all SLDG events.

Celebrating 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Date: 12 March 2020

Venue: House of Commons, London

Harrow Mencap and the Queen Mary University Human Rights Collegium are teaming up to celebrate 30 years of children's rights. See website to register for this free event.

Socio-legal Perspectives on the Rule of Law

Dates: 12–13 March 2020

Venue:  European University Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany

Please see website for details. This is the annual conference of the German Association for Law and Society. 

TLI Discussion on Medicine, Expertise and Liability

Date: 17 March 2020

Venue: Transnational Law Institute, King's College London

See website for details of this free event.

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Shaping Liverpool as a Child Friendly City: Research showcase event

Date: 18 March 2020

Venue: School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool

See website for details.

SLS-JAC-SLSA Workshop on Judicial Appointments: ‘Academics as Judges’

Date: 21 March 2020

Venue: Coventry University

This event is organised jointly by the SLSA, the Society for Legal Scholars and the Judicial Appointments Commission. Please see website for details. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

Science and Justice: The family courts

Date: 21 March 2020

Venue: Bush House, King's College London

See website for details.

Approach to Law and Legal Method: Speaker series 4 – Ambreena Manji

Date: 24 March 2020

Venue: Eliot College, University of Kent, Canterbury

Theme: ‘Searching for Social Reproduction in African Social History’

Organised by Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Kent Law School. See flyer for details.

Crime Justice and Social Harms

Dates: 31 March–1 April 2020

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

Organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Please see attachment and website for details. 

The Contribution of Diversity and Gender to Emerging Technologies: call for papers 

Dates: 31 March–2 April 2020

Venue: Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, Bahrain

See website for details. Call closes: 15 February 2020.

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April

SLSA Annual Conference 2020

Dates: 1–3 April 2020

Venue: University of Portsmouth

See website for details.

The People versus Jack the Ripper with Michael Mulford

Date: 3 April 2020

Venue: Franklin Wilkins Building, King's College London

See website for details of this free event.

Workshop on Critical Perspectives on Land Registration: call for papers

Date: 6 April 2020

Venue: Birkbeck University of London

See website for details. Closing date: 1 March 2020

Lay Participation in Criminal Proceedings

Date: 6 April 2020

Venue: Department of Law, LSE, London

See website for details.

Association of Law Teachers Conference 2020: call for papers

Dates: 6–7 April 2020

Venue: Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling University

Please see website for details. Call closes: 7 February 2020. Booking is now open.

SDGS, Biodiversity and Plant Health: International legal aspects: call for papers

Dates: 10–11 April 2020

Venue: RUDN University, Moscow

Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 20 February 2020.

Modern Studies in Property Law 2020

Dates: 15–17 April 2020

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Please see website for further details.

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IALS/CHULS One-day Workshop: Academic career development in the law school

Date: 21 April 2020

Venue: University of Liverpool

See website for details.

The Rule of Law in Modern Britain: A core principle or compromised ideal: call for papers

Dates: 23 April 2020

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University

Please see announcement for details. Call closes: 28 February 2020.

Solidarity in the Context of Natural Management Resources: call for papers

Dates: 23–24 April 2020

Venue: University of Catania, Italy

See flyer for details. Call closes: 14 February 2020.

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance

Dates: 23–25 April 2020

Venue: Konstepidemin Arts Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

Please see website for details. This event is supported by the SLSA Seminar Competition.

Technologies of Registration Workshop

Date: 24 April 2020

Venue: Centre for Health, Law and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Please see flyer for details.

British Academy of Forensic Sciences Friends Annual Dinner

Date: 30 April 2020

Venue: Barber Surgeons' Hall, London

Speaker: Ian Kelcey

See website for details.

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May

School of Law Postgraduate Research Conference: call for papers

Date: 1 May 2020

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Please see announcement for details. Closing date: 28 February 2020.

Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses and Natural Resources Governance: A study in global law, development and justice: call for papers

Dates: 5–6 May 2020

Venue: Centre for Human Rights and Public Law, Cardiff University

Please see flyer for full details. Closing date: 30 January 2020.

SeNSS Socio-Legal Conference: Using quantitative methods in socio-legal research

Dates: 18–19 May 2020

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester

Please see flyer for details.

Supporting Law Students in 2020 and Beyond: Exploring the why, what and how

Date: 21 May 2020

Venue: Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University

Please see website for details. 

Voices of Change: Presents, pasts and futures of activism and protest in Europe

Dates: 21–22 May 2020

Venue: University of Birmingham

Please see announcement for details. A limited number of bursaries are available. 

Law and Society Association: Graduate and early career workshop

Dates: 26–27 May 2020

Venue: Denver Colorado, USA

See website for details. 

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Dates: 28–31 May 2020

Venue: Denver, Colorado, USA

Please see website for details. Early bird registration is now open.

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June

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples

Date: 11–12 June 2020

Venue: City, University of London

Please see webpage for details. This is an SLSA Seminar Competition event.

Impact and Wellbeing: call for papers

Dates: 19–20 June 2020

Venue: Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Please see flyer and submission form for details. Closing date: 6 February 2020.

Stigmatization, Identities and the Law: Asian and comparative perspectives

Dates: 23–24 June 2020

Venue: Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Please see attachment for details. 

Feminism, Law and Citizenship

Dates: 24–26 June 2020

Venue: University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris

Please see flyer for details. 

WG Hart Workshop 2020: New Perspectives on Jurisdiction and the Criminal Law

Dates: 29–30 June 2020

Venue: tbc

See website. Further details to be announced in due course.

 Genocide and Law: Communicating through visual arts and language: call for papers

Dates: 26–28 June 2020

Venue: Poznan, Poland

This is the 21st International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law and the 15th Conference on Legal Translation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics. Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 28 February 2020.

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July

Law and Humanities Roundtable 2020

Date: 3 July 2020

Venue: University of Southampton

Please see attachment for details. 

SOGICA Final Conference 

Dates: 7–8 July 2020

Venue: University of Sussex, Falmer Campus, Brighton

Please see website for details of this event organised by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum Project. 

British Society of Criminology Conference 2020: Criminology in an age of global injustice(s) – call for papers

Dates: 8–10 July 2020

Venue: University of Liverpool

See website for details. Call closes: 16 March 2020.

Gender Dimensions of Violence Prevention, Mona Jamaica

Date: 15 July 2020

Venue: University of the West Indes, Mona Law Campus, Jamaica

Seminar Convenors: Dr Ramona Biholar (Faculty of Law) and Dr Dacia Leslie (SALISES)

Please see attachment for call for chapter contributions for a peer-reviewed edited collection arising from this event. 

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August

Law and Digital Society: Re-imagining the futures – annual meeting of the Research Committee on Sociology of Law: call for papers

Dates: 24–25 August 2020

Venue: Lund University, Sweden

Please see website for details. Call closes: 15 March 2020.

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September

British Crime Historians Symposium: call for papers

Dates: 2–4 September 2020

Venue: Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds

See announcement and website for details. Call closes: 8 April 2020.

Critical Legal Conference 2020: call for streams

Dates: 3–5 September 2020

Venue: University of Dundee

Please see website for details. Call closes: 29 February 2020.

University Association for Contemporary European Studies Conference: Health in Europe Panel 

Dates: 6–9 September 2020

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

Please see announcement for further details. 

Enhancing Urban Climate Resilience: The role of law: call for papers

Date: 10 September 2020

Venue: Tilburg Sustainability Center, Tilburg, Netherlands

Please see website for details. Call closes: 2 March 2020.

Inequality within International Tax: call for papers

Dates: 14–15 September 2020

Venue: CBS Law, Copenhagen

See announcement for full details. Closing date: 1 May 2020.

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November

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Other

Oñati Institute Workshops: call for applications

Applications are invited from interested parties to organise workshops on topics within the broad field of law in society. Please see website for details. Closing date: 7 February 2020.


2021


January

SLSA Postgraduate Conference

Dates: January 2021 (dates tbc)

Venue: Cardiff University.

Details to be confirmed in due course.


May

International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law – IRSL 2021: call for papers

Dates: 27–29 May 2021

Venue: Pontificia Università Antonianum, Roma, Italy

Theme: Global Semiotics and Everyday Legal Claims – Intercultural Use of Law, Interreligious Dialogue and Translation Ethics

See announcement for full details. Closing date: 6 January 2021.


June

W G Hart Legal Workshop 2021: Call for workshop proposals and the nomination of academic directors

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is seeking proposals and Academic Directors for the 2021 W G Hart Legal Workshop from law schools across the UK. See website for details. Closing date: 31 March 2020.

 

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